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Dr. Harry R. Jacobson

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Co-founder and Partner

TriStar Technology Ventures
3401 West End Ave, Ste 310
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
United States

Company Description: Since founding TriStar in 2009, the partners have invested in and helped create 12 companies in the healthcare sector. Prior to establishing TriStar, the team has...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • M.D.
    University of Illinois Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science degree
    University of Illinois
  • MD
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Team | TriStar Technology Ventures
tstventures.com, 2 Sept 2014 [cached]
Harry R. Jacobson, M.D., Co-founder & Partner
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Harry R. Jacobson, M.D. Prior to co-founding TriStar, Dr. Jacobson was Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at Vanderbilt University and the CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). VUMC consists of a medical school, nursing school and a healthcare system. During Dr. Jacobson's 11+ year tenure, VUMC revenues grew from $750 million to $2.5 billion, its Federally-funded (NIH) research program moved from 24th to the top 10 in the country, it opened over $1 billion of newly constructed facilities, it was recognized as a "most-wired" hospital as well as a U. S. News and World Report honor-roll hospital, and, most recently, as a Fortune 100 top place to work.
Dr. Jacobson has been a successful investor and entrepreneur having founded or co-founded ten companies. In addition, in his role at VUMC he participated in the oversight of technology transfer operations which resulted in the creation of over 30 companies. Notable co-founded companies include Contact Software (the developer of Act!, the world's leading contact management software), acquired by Symantec (SYMC:NASDAQ); Renal Care Group (RCG:NYSE), a leading dialysis service company, acquired recently by Fresenius (FMS:NYSE); Ambulatory Services of America (currently privately held), a diversified outpatient ancillary services provider, currently providing dialysis and radiation oncology services; CeloNova Biosciences, a medical device company with 2 CE-approved and IFDA-approved products (coronary stent and embolic microspheres). Dr. Jacobson has been both a formal and informal advisor to several venture and private equity funds. Currently he serves on the Board of Directors of Ingram Industries, as well as Diabetes Care Group, which is one of TriStar's portfolio companies. He was also recently named Chairman of the Board of Artemis (formerly digiChart, Inc.). In 2002 he was named the Ernst and Young Southeast Entrepreneur of the Year and was recently ranked No. 35 on Modern Physician's ranking of the 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare.
Harry R. Jacobson, M.D., ...
digichart.com, 6 June 2014 [cached]
Harry R. Jacobson, M.D., Chairman
Dr. Jacobson is former vice chancellor for health affairs at Vanderbilt University and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). VUMC consists of a medical school, nursing school and healthcare system. Dr. Jacobson has been a successful investor and entrepreneur, having founded or co-founded several companies. Dr. Jacobson is chairman of MedCare Investment Funds and a founder and managing director of TriStar Technology Ventures. He has been both a formal and informal advisor to several venture and private equity funds. Currently, Dr. Jacobson serves on the boards of several of MedCare's portfolio companies as well as Ingram Industries and Specialty Care.
Diabetes Care Group | Board of Directors
www.diabetescaregrp.com, 19 Mar 2014 [cached]
Harry R. Jacobson, M.D., Chairman
Harry R. Jacobson, M.D. is Chairman of MedCare Investment Funds and TriStar Technology Ventures. He was formerly Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at Vanderbilt University and the CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). VUMC consists of a Medical School, Nursing School, and health care system. During Dr. Jacobson's eleven year tenure, VUMC revenues grew from $750 million to $2.5 billion, its Federally-funded (NIH) research program moved from 24th to the top ten in the country, it opened over $1.0 billion of newly constructed facilities, it was recognized as a "most-wired" hospital as well as a U. S. News and World Report honor-roll hospital, and, most recently, as a Fortune 100 top place to work. Prior to assuming the role of Vice Chancellor, Dr. Jacobson was, among other things, Chief of the Division of Nephrology at the Medical School and VUMC for over 14 years.
Dr. Jacobson has been a successful investor and entrepreneur having founded or co-founded ten companies. In addition, in his role at VUMC, he participated in the oversight of technology transfer operations which resulted in the creation of over 30 companies. Notable co-founded companies include Contact Software (the developer of Act!, the world's leading contact management software), acquired by Symantec (SYMC:NASDAQ); Renal Care Group (RCG:NYSE), a leading dialysis service company, acquired recently by Fresenius (FMS:NYSE); Ambulatory Services of America (currently privately held), a diversified outpatient ancillary services provider, currently providing dialysis and radiation oncology services; CeloNova Biosciences, a medical device company with 2 CE-approved and IFDA-approved products (coronary stent and embolic microspheres). Dr. Jacobson has been both a formal and informal advisor to several venture and private equity funds. Currently he serves on the Board of Directors of Kinetic Concepts (KCI:NYSE) and Merck (MRK:NYSE), as well as Device Innovation Group and Diabetes Care Group. In 2002 he was named the Ernst and Young Southeast Entrepreneur of the Year and was recently ranked No. 35 on Modern Physician's ranking of the 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare.
Refocus Group: Board of Directors
www.refocus-group.com, 3 Oct 2014 [cached]
Dr. Harry Jacobson
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Harry Jacobson, M.D.
Director Dr. Harry Jacobson has been a Director of Refocus Group since 2011. He is currently Chairman of MedCare Investment Funds, one of Refocus Group's major investors. Dr. Jacobson is also a Principal in TriStar...
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Harry Jacobson, M.D.
Team — Cardiovascular Care Group
www.cvcaregroup.com, 6 Mar 2014 [cached]
Harry R. Jacobson, M.D
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Harry R. Jacobson, M.D Dr. Jacobson is former Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at Vanderbilt University and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). During Dr. Jacobson's 11+ years of tenure, VUMC revenues grew from $750 million to $2.5 billion while delivering superior care at substantially lower costs seen in similar hospitals, its Federally-funded (NIH) research program moved from 24th to the top 10 in the country, and it opened over $1 billion of newly constructed research and patient care facilities. As a result, VUMC was recognized as a "most-wired" hospital as well as a U.S. News and World Report honor-roll hospital, and, most recently, as a Fortune100 top place to work. r. Jacobson has been a successful investor and entrepreneur, as well having founded or co-founded 10 companies. In addition, in his role at VUMC he participated in the oversight of technology transfer operations, which resulted in the creation of over two dozen companies. Dr. Jacobson has been both a formal and informal advisor to several venture and private equity funds. Currently he serves on the Board of Directors of Kinetic Concepts (KCI:NYSE) and Merck (MRK:NYSE).
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